The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

The Jewish Community of East Hackney: Memories from the 1980s

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Francesca Ter-Berg, cellist who specializes in klezmer music, describes the London Borough of Hackney in the 1980s, the market and merchant culture, and the queer Jewish presence in East Hackney.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Francesca Ter-Berg.

This excerpt is in English.

Francesca Ter-Berg was born in London, England in 1985.